Our Ostrich-Like African Policies
Under President Obama’s watch, North Africa has been transformed into a powderkeg. Radical Islamists have made inroads in Mali, and now are coming under airstrikes from France. Al Qaeda-linked terrorists have seized a BP oil complex in Algeria and taken Americans and other foreign nationals as hostages. Civil liberties are eroding in Egypt under a Muslim Brotherhood regime we helped to put into power. US Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, a Florida Republican and former chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, weighs in on this growing menace that the Administration seemingly wants to sweep under the rug.